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“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." Plato
Heavy selling overseas, driven by worries about Argentina's latest debt default and more problems with a big Portuguese bank, offset good economic data in the United States released Wednesday.
European markets were broadly in the red in early trading. Germany's benchmark Dax index was declining by nearly 1%.
Asian markets ended with mixed results.
At 2 p.m. ET, the Federal Reserve will release a statement outlining its latest monetary policies.
Starting tomorrow, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold four, two-day public hearings, across the country on the proposed Clean Power Plan. The hearings will be held in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Denver and Pittsburgh, and will provide the opportunity for interested parties to comment on the proposed rule before it takes effect. The Washington D.C. hearing will be held on July 29 and 30.
At the direction of President Obama and after an unprecedented outreach effort, EPA released the Clean Power Plan, which for the first time seeks to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. EPA predicts that when the proposed plan is fully implemented in 2030, carbon emissions from these sources will be 30 percent below 2005 levels.
European officials continue to work Tuesday on details of new sanctions that could restrict Russia's access to European financial markets, arms and energy technology.
Japan introduced its own sanctions on Russia, largely reflecting previous measures adopted by the EU.
...the gross domestic product and monthly payroll reports due later this week, as well as the meeting of the Federal Reserve policy meeting scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Islamist Hamas movement fired more rockets at Israel Sunday, despite claims it had accepted a UN request for a 24-hour extension of a humanitarian truce in war-torn Gaza.
"My dream was to have a handheld consumer device with … a little USB stick that could look at rapidly screening for genetic mutations of particular diseases, whether it is a predisposition to type two diabetes [or] whether to a type of breast cancer," said Toumazou in his office in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.
The recommended serving of nuts to eat is 1 ounce. That translates into a handful (a golf ball's worth) or the amount that can fit into an Altoids tin.
Analysts believe that a direct hit by an extreme CME such as the one that missed Earth in July 2012 could cause widespread power blackouts, disabling everything that plugs into a wall socket. Most people wouldn't even be able to flush their toilet because urban water supplies largely rely on electric pumps.
A large body of political scientists and political psychologists now concur that liberals and conservatives disagree about politics in part because they are different people at the level of personality, psychology, and even traits like physiology and genetics.
That conservatives respond much more rapidly to threatening and aversive stimuli (for instance, images of "a very large spider on the face of a frightened person, a dazed individual with a bloody face, and an open wound with maggots in it..."
Shares of Amazon fell nearly 10% in premarket trading after the company posted a larger than expected loss.
Time is running out for Argentina to avoid defaulting on its debt...
China's factories are motoring again after a dismal start to the year...
The big risk for Europe's recovery remains an escalation in the dispute with Russia over Ukraine.
...GM recalled another 718,000 vehicles.
"It's a market that's shifted its focus over the last 24 hours back to earnings."
...70% of companies have so far beat expectations on earnings and revenue. He said that normally only 58% of companies beat on revenue.
"(The armed groups) have unveiled new rockets and launchers that they have made themselves: a development that makes the militants less dependent on rockets that are smuggled into the Gaza Strip to threaten Israel's main population centres," according to Jane's Intelligence, a London-based consultancy.
Shares in Chipotle were surging by roughly 10% in premarket trading after the fast-food chain posted earnings that beat expectations.
... tensions in Ukraine appeared to ease slightly.
Shares in tobacco giants Reynolds American and Philip Morris International were falling heavily premarket after a Florida jury ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco to pay $23.6 billion to the widow of a long-time smoker who died of lung cancer.
Investors are still worrying about the fallout from the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine.
The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.
...fear of escalating tensions in Ukraine after a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in the east of the country.
...Israel had sent ground troops into Gaza.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, average global temperatures in April, May and June this year were the highest since the beginning of official records, in 1891.
The Japanese records, released on Monday, show that this year’s second quarter was about 0.68 degrees Celsius warmer than the average for the whole 20th century.
Russian stocks fell by nearly 3%, and the ruble slipped against the dollar, after the U.S. announced new sanctions related to the crisis in Ukraine.
(China's) economy grew by 7.5% compared with the same period last year, despite continued worries about a slowdown in real estate. It was the first time the economy has accelerated in three quarters...
...Citigroup reported...a $7 billion settlement with the federal government over mortgages it sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver her semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee at 10 a.m. ET.
China's economy is in danger of missing its growth target as risk balloons in the country's real estate sector, according to a CNNMoney survey of economists. China is due to publish second quarter GDP data on Wednesday.
Major European exchanges were all higher in early trading on Friday, bouncing back after worries over a Portuguese bank eased.
Wells Fargo will report earnings before the opening bell, giving investors some insight into the health of the banking sector. Wells Fargo's Profit Edges Up Despite Lower Revenu
...would prefer that the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate be less outspoken in political discourse. That includes nearly two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and nearly four in 10 Republicans.
...fears about Europe's recovery, indicating that investors could be in for a rough day.
"I don't want to get into the debate about climate change. But I will just simply point out that I think that in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars, there's no factories on Mars that I'm aware of. So I think what we're looking at is something much greater than what we're going to do."
The Federal Reserve will post minutes from its two-day June meeting at 2 p.m. ET.
"Alcoa kicked off earnings and there was quite a positive reaction to the result..."
The company reported an adjusted quarterly profit of 18 cents a share, which tops earnings expectations by 50%.
Aluminum producer Alcoa reports earnings after the closing bell, marking the start of the quarterly results season.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at an all-time high of around 17,068. Many see it as just a psychological threshold, but it's a level U.S. stocks have never reached before.
Asian markets ended mixed...
5. Fox News Business host concerned that the new jobs numbers are “too good.”